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Betty Jo Bodine

July 2, 1931 - July 22, 2016

Betty Jo Rich Bodine was born July 2, 1931 in Whitewright, Texas to Joe Rich and Marie Christine McCoy Rich. She died Friday, July 22, 2016 at Mullican Care Center in Savoy, Texas at the age of 85.

Betty graduated from Whitewright High School in 1947. Shortly after graduating she married Ross Alexander in Whitewright; he preceded her in death on April 20, 1956. She later married Joseph Herbert "Joe" Bodine on February 15, 1957 in Dallas. She and Joe blended their families together and made a home. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother and sister. She was greatly loved and will be missed.

Betty was active in her community. She and Joe were selected as Whitewright Citizens of the Year and they also served as Grand Marshall for the Whitewright Parade in 2012. She was a secretary for the Whitewright High School for 22 years, a long time member of the Bridge Club, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a long time member and was very active in the Baptist Church.

Betty is survived by husband of 59 years, Joe Bodine of Whitewright; daughter, Suzanne Goodfriend of Whitewright; son, Carlos Bodine and wife Dianna of Carrollton; son, Brad Alexander and wife Brenda of Melissa; son, Bruce Bodine and wife Pam of Bells; son, Bart Bodine of Whitewright; sister, Laura Rich of Richardson; grandchildren, Michael Todd, Rachel, Tonya and Sonya, Stephanie, Angela, Leslie, Jonathan, and Marka; 24 great-grandchildren; special friends, Marcus Pedersen and Sidney Parker. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, July 25, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rodney Stanford and Rev. Roland Ouellette. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. Pallbearers will be Michael Todd Bodine, Jonathan Alexander, Jamie Lawrence, Mark Russell, Shane Daugherty, Brad McGee, Jordan Rush, and Josh Clouse. .

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 1:00 PM until service time at Bethel Baptist Church, Whitewright, Texas.

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So sorry your loss. Our prayers are with your family. Betty was a sweet person. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. BUD/CECELIA ROACH, July 27, 2016 Mrs. Bodine has always been such a lovely lady. I never saw her without a beautiful smile on her face. Her kind words, friendliness and happiness will be remembered always. I pray God's healing will help all of her family and friends during this loss. Prayers, Love, and Hugs to All of you. Sincerely, Diane Vestal Williams Diane Williams, July 26, 2016 So very sorry about your loss. Betty and Joe were always faithful to come and support the Rich Reunion. We always enjoyed being with such lovely people and looked forward to seeing them. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort. Bob and Donita Morris, July 26, 2016 Our prayer is for peace and comfort during this time. You are such a precious family. Betty's legacy will live on through each of you. God Bless Larry and Patrica Neal, July 25, 2016 I am writing to offer my sincere condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss. During this difficult time may your precious memories and the strength and comfort from God fortify you to face the days ahead. Psalms 9:10; Isaiah 33:24; Isaiah 25:8. Nicole, July 25, 2016 So sorry for your loss. I really thought a lot of Betty. She will be greatly missed. Joe and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Pettit Nancy Pettit, July 24, 2016 Bart and Family- It is with our empathetic and deep love for Christ that we extend you our most caring condolences. In the times ahead, know that His heavenly garden has now another shinning star! A beautiful flower named Betty. Praise God for the times, memories and especially the legacy and love for a wonderful mother. Be encouraged that these dark times are to be overcame by dawning of a bright sunshining morning. In Christ, Stan & Teresa Smith Stan & Teresa Smith, July 24, 2016 Such a loss of a beautiful lady and friend she will be truly missed by all R.I.P. Bobby McCullough , July 23, 2016 So sorry to hear about Betty such a sweet lady we loved her very much! She was always happy and smiling! We will miss her! Doyle & Brenda Thompson, July 23, 2016 Deepest Sympathy Patsy and Sherri Smith Sherri Smith, July 23, 2016 Sincere sympathies. Betty was a great lady. Loved her and her family. Frazier & Karen, July 23, 2016